The Cinema Experience

The Yogi Bear Show
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We took Shantanu, who by the way is turning more into a brat by the day, to watch a movie last weekend. The multiplexes here air kiddie movies every Saturday morning. We decided it was time to introduce the little punk to the theatre. Movie listings were checked, the brat was shown a couple of movie trailers just to check his liking.  We finally decides on Yogi Bear after Cars and Kung Fu Panda. He seemed excited enough although it was me and hubby who were more eager to go and watch a movie, any movie in a theatre after more than a year. The excitement of going for a movie doesn’t end na? I have always felt eager and excited to watch a movie in theatre – the tickets, popcorn, pepsi-coke  – it is so reviving.

All set, the next day saw us at the theatre half an hour before the movie time. He watched the ads before the movie with deep concentration and I was starting to feel relaxed that he might sit still during the movie ahead.


He was all attention when the Bear was on the screen and started crying as soon as it was out of scene. After a lot of cajoling and coaxing, hubby took him out and got a big cone of popcorn 🙂

Alas the movie was one smooth ride after that. We even waited till the closing credits rolled out!! Pizzas and chocolate drinks followed and he was one happy kid by afternoon.

Shantanu and I also had our very first Bowling experience. With all our travelling, he is turning out to be a very outgoing person.

No wonder hubby wants to send him in to Travel and Living! 🙂


We won!

I had decided that I would never blog about cricket but then am just too excited at the moment. We beat Australia in the tri-series. The team overcame all insults, hostility, aggression from the players and the media. We triumphed! We won against all odds.

What shown through this series was the steel-psyche of the Indian team. This series proved to be a battle of not only brawns but also brains. The team prior to the young guns relied more on destiny to win matches. It lacked confidence, and the winning attitude. This belligerent new team has sowed the seed of confidence in the team itself as well as the nation that this team has what it takes to win.

Winning two matches in a row against the best side in their home ground is definitely not a stroke of fluke. Although am not so confident that we will definitely win again, the next time we play them but there is a little hope now that we might just do it. It is not wishful thinking anymore.